SABE Family Monthly Newsletter
Volume 1 No. 7 March 2023
Principal/Executive Director's Message
Welcome to March!
Our students and staff have been working hard this school year and it is evident in all the learning and student growth we are seeing during our middle of the year data studies! Great job students, and great job parents for your commitment to their education.
We have lots of things coming up this month including:
- School Spanish Spelling Bee
- State Testing in reading, math (3rd-8th grades) & science (5th & 8th grades)
- Spanish Proficiency Testing
- PTA Sponsored Reading Madness
- March Open House ("Bring a Friend")
- Annual NMPED Charter School Division audit and school visit
We are so grateful to the many people who make all these things happen! We are also very proud of our Middle School Student Ambassadors in their work around the school and taking their leadership roles so very seriously! Thank you Mrs. Dares-Rodriguez and Mrs. Wilburn for leading our Ambassadors in all this work! I'm so happy to see the vision of our Middle School Ambassadors being realized and coming to fruition!
Some of our work right now is preparing for the 2023-2024 school year. An area where we need support from families is our student recruitment efforts for our 2023-2024 school year and spreading the word of who we are at SABE. While we have seen growth in our student enrollment, even during a pandemic, we know that our classrooms are not at capacity and because our budget is determined by student enrollment, we want to continue funding our internal programs and support of our teachers and students and with a healthy budget, we can do just that. Additionally, with our school lease expiring soon, we have been working on the planning and determining all the steps to build SABE's forever home! This is a huge step for us and we are excited!
Please make sure you see the important date and details below, and QR code, on how to complete the Commitment to Re-Enroll for your children and those siblings joining our SABE family!
We look forward to a great month and learning and teaching moving forward! Thank you for your continued support of SABE and entrusting your children with us!
- March 1: March Reading Madness Kick-Off
- March 3: NM Round House field trip for Grades 5-8
- March 11: SABE "Bring a Friend" Open House
- March 14: SABE Spanish School Spelling Bee
- March 16 & 17: Parent Conferences-NO SCHOOL
- March 20-24: Spring Break-NO SCHOOL
From our Middle School Student Ambassadors
Our 18 middle school ambassadors have been working hard.
A team is creating and working on our 2022-2023 yearbooks. This includes a team that is taking photos around the school. Thank you to our parent volunteer, Mrs. Guerrero, for helping us with this work. We are also working with all classes on a yearbook cover competition. The winning classroom's artwork with be our SABE 2022-2023 yearbook cover!
Our February Kindness month wrapped up. We are working to see how much we earned during this sale! More to come! The Kindness Grams will be given out soon. There were some issues with the vendor that has delayed the shipping.
We are all excited for the field trip to the Roundhouse this week and also looking forward to the middle school field trips to present what we are learning in music to the Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Life Plan Community and the Meadowlark Senior Center. Thank you to Mrs. Farrell for setting this up for us and the opportunity to give back and play for an audience.
On Saturday, March 11th, we hope you can join us at the SABE Open House from 11:00am-2:00pm. There will be food trucks and we are hoping you will bring a friend! This is a great way to help us help SABE in our efforts in recruiting new students to help our school continue to grow!
Look for more information on our recycling program coming soon and our spring give back fundraisers and/or drives!
Have a great month!
~Audrinna, 8th Grade Ambassador
SABE Goes to the NM State Spelling Bee!
Our Spelling Bee champion, Sophie, has had a long road to get to where she is today! First, she and Amari Robinson won our school's Spelling Bee and moved on to the Sandoval County Competition where they competed with local districts around us. Both students represented SABE very well! Sophie finished in the top 3, and moved on to take an online test, just this week, to qualify for the New Mexico state competition. She took the test on February 28, and got 15 out of 25 words correct. Unfortunately, there were 8 students that had the same score. On March 1, Sophie took another online test to break the tie and...now she has qualified to participate in the New Mexico State Spelling Bee on Saturday, April 1! Congratulations Sophie! Best of luck to you!
SABE Spanish Spelling Bee
Congratulations to the following classroom winners.
Ms McCutcheon's Class: Emmerich & Reyna
Ms Mendoza's Class: Azul & Amari
5th Grade - Ms Geisel's Class
6th Grade - Mrs Dares-Rodriguez's Class
Laila & Rayne S.
7th/8th Grade - Mrs Wilburn's Class
Alejandro & Melanie
These class top spellers will go on to the School Spanish Spelling Bee in Tuesday, March 14th. The spelling bee will be transmitted live. More information will be sent out in next week's Monday Memo.
Suerte a todos los participantes.
SABE Open House
SABE will be hosting an Open House event for new and prospective students on Saturday, March 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The theme of the day will be "Bring a Friend". We ask that current families invite a friend so they can see for themselves what a great school we have at SABE.
Our Student Ambassadors will be giving tours of our wonderful school. In addition, our after school and extracurricular clubs will have an information table for interested families.
We want to give interested families the opportunity to visit the school before the lottery opens on March 13th.
More information will be shared as the day gets closer.
Meet Piquito, our SABE mascot!
⚠️⚠️IMPORTANT! PLEASE KEEP THIS HANDY!!!! ⚠️⚠️
2023-2024 Upcoming Lottery & Commitment to Re-Enroll
Please share the information and save these important dates!
- Monday, March 13th, 2023: Lottery Enrollment Window Opens for New Students & Commitment to Reenroll forms will open, scan the QR code or call and ask the front office for a printed form.
- Monday, March 27, 2023: RETURNING, SIBLING & STAFF ENROLLMENT FORMS DUE. These will be distributed to our SABE familia very soon.
- Wednesday, May 10th, 2023: Last Day to Submit your Lottery Enrollment form for NEW STUDENTS for the 2022-2023 school year
- Thursday, May 11th, 2023: Lottery held via Zoom.
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com or call us at 505.771.0555.
Thank you for those that have already volunteered and are helping out! If you are interested, please email Mrs. Reyes at firstname.lastname@example.org with our student recruitment efforts that are happening now. Not only do we need input and ideas on how to reach our communities, but see how you else you can help.
What do we need?
- Parents to take and drop off flyers at pre-schools, pre-K programs, child care programs
- Pass out flyers at community events
- Post flyers at community boards
- Go door-to-door and place flyers at homes in new communities
- Post flyers at your workplace
- Create social media posts to spread the word of our lottery
- Give us more ideas!!!!!
Things to Know
SABE Yearbooks are for sale and are available starting at $16.60 for Softcover or 22.80 for hardcover until 4/2/2023. You may purchase and edit your yearbook at: https://www.treering.com/purchase?PassCode=101622125030526
School Code: 101622125030526
5th and 8th-grade parents, you may also upload baby photos and purchase a shout-out (click the "Buy Yearbook Ad" button) to recognize your graduating student.
Spring/Summer Student Programs
Would you like your child to participate in a summer program with an academic twist? Below are some free NMPED community resources.
SABE Partners with Explora
If you still want to receive a pass please use the link below and your information will be passed on to the museum.
SABE/Explora Membership: https://forms.gle/iN2dVKE5TZgCAVHE7
We ask our families to please make all payments online when possible.
$75.00 Supply Fee
School Breakfast & Lunch Program
Please click on the link to access your account: https://www.mymealtime.com/
If you need your child's school identification number, please call Mrs. Almanza, our school registrar.
Please Note: Because we have American Rescue Plan funding, we will not be issuing fees for our before or after-school programs this year. If you have already made payments, please call Mrs. Rodriguez to discuss how we can move this into your child's meal account.
Breakfast & Lunch Program Fees
School Program Contacts and Links
SABE Website: Mrs. Rodriguez, https://nmsabe.org
Meal Time Online Payments: Mrs. Vaughn, mymealtime.com
Before/After School Care: Mrs. Almanza, email@example.com
Bus Transportation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Admissions/Student Records: Mrs. Almanza, email@example.com
ClassDojo: Mrs. Reyes, https://www.classdojo.com
PTA Membership: Mrs. Dionne, sabe.memberhub.com
2023 New Mexico Measures of Student Achievement (NM-MSSA) and New Mexico Assessment of Science Readiness (NM-ASR)
The NM-MSSA and NM-ASR assessments are coming soon to not only SABE but our entire state. This assessment is for all of our 3rd-8th grade students. Please keep an eye out for more reports! Ms. Alice Banks is working hard on all these details and we will share those dates very soon.
March PTA Information
There are many exciting things happening at SABE this month. Please use the link below to learn about all the marvelous things PTA has planned for SABE students for the month of March.